Monthly Archives: October 2010

Operation Smile

The following was written by Peggy Fletcher Stack for the SLTrib (28 Oct 2010): The LDS Church has given $927,400 to Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity.

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Global Mormon Feminists in Northern Uganda

The following is taken from an article written by Pegger Fletcher Stack for the SLTrib (29 Oct 2010): (Judy) Dushku–a political science professor at Suffolk University in Boston, LDS Boston Stake Relief Society president and now president of an international … Continue reading

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White Roofs = Cooler Earth

According to the WSJ (27 May 2010): President Obama’s energy and climate officials have a habit of touting geoengineering as a solution to climate change. The latest?  Energy secretary Steven Chu, who while in London pitched an idea from his former … Continue reading

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James Lovelock . . . Part II

James Lovelock’s theory of Gaia–first proposed in the late 1960s, which argues that the earth is best understood as a superorganism that is, in some sense, “alive”–is no longer dismissed as New Age quackery.  But recently, Lovelock has evolved from … Continue reading

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GAO Report on Geoengineering

Why GAO Did a Report Related to Geoengineering:   Policymakers have raised questions about geoengineering—large-scale deliberate interventions in the earth’s climate system to diminish climate change or its impacts—and its role in a broader strategy of mitigating and adapting to … Continue reading

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Building a Better Playground

One of my favorite activities when I travel to Uganda with local NGOs (non-governmental humanitarian organizations) is constructing playgrounds.  After being installed, most playground equipment is used almost around the clock.  So far, we have concerntrated on swings, but are the … Continue reading

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Utah’s Black Hole

For experienced canyoneers, the Black Hole is one of Utah’s best hikes.  It is a slot canyon, with long swimming stretches, located east of Hite, UT.  About 20 years ago, two friends, two teenagers, and I hiked and swam down … Continue reading

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